The Beat Goes On – Matt Niess and The Capitol Bones


SKU: 778


The long awaited fourth release has finally arrived!…featuring some of the best jazz players in the Nation’s Capitol!

Matt Niess is a Washington, DC based  cross-over trombonist who served in The U.S.  Army Band (Pershing’s Own) for 30 years.  He was a member of  The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and The US Army Brass Quintet.  Here, he has joined forces with some of the best jazz performers and writers in the Nation’s capital to showcase the awesome power and musical range of this incredible ensemble. To hear this group live is to hear something truly special. The musicality and technical expertise is incredible. “The Beat Goes On” puts this all on display. The level of musical maturity and seasoning mixes perfectly with the collective love of the artform. This is an album for serious listeners. The music will challenge and energize lifelong fans of the group, as well as those who hear them for the first time.


JAZZTIMES says of the Capitol Bones:  

“…Whether playing bop, ballads, funk, or Latin jazz, this sensational D.C.-area band generates ensemble and solo work that brings the oft-ignored trombone to glorious prominence…”


Tenor Trombones: Matt Niess, Jim McFalls, Jay Gibble, Zach Niess

Bass Trombones: Matt Neff, Jerry Amoury, Jeff Cortazzo

Piano: Tony Nalker

Guitar: Shawn Purcell, Jim Roberts

Bass: Paul Henry

Drums: Todd Baldwin